Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

  • How do you plan your trips?
  • Please help us learn by participating in a brief survey.
View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Italy Honeymoon in September
  2. 2 Advice on Sicily & Aeolian Islands
  3. 3 Train in Switzerland from Basel to Zermatt to Zurich
  4. 4 Rome neighborhoods equivalent to arrondissements 6 and 7 in Paris?
  5. 5 Booking trains in Europe (Venice to Chur)
  6. 6 Overnight in Montpellier?
  7. 7 38 Days in Paris
  8. 8 San Francisco retirees would like to move to Paris for a year- crazy idea?
  9. 9 Naxos car rental
  10. 10 What's the biggest mistake you made on a European trip?
  11. 11 Greek Islands (small)
  12. 12 Fes to Southern Spain (Jerez, Malaga)
  13. 13 Bringing wine home from Italy?
  14. 14 Domestic Connection Times at Athens Airport?
  15. 15 Itinerary review from a overplanner
  16. 16 Trip Report Houses, Gardens & Walking in England
  17. 17 English Gardens Itinerary Advice please
  18. 18 Things to do in Brussels
  19. 19 Short Trip in July
  20. 20 Opinion on sights in Florence
  21. 21 question on Barcelona itinerary
  22. 22 Summer 2016: Little details I worried about – and need not have
  23. 23 Recommendations for Wiesbaden
  24. 24 Marseille vs. Genoa
  25. 25 How beautiful is Lisbon compared to other european ciites?
View next 25 » Back to the top

5 weeks in Europe plan..

Jump to last reply

Hi all,

I'm coming to Europe in September from Australia, for 5 weeks. I've got my basic plan and think it's going to work ok, there's just a little section I'm not too sure about.
I'm wanting to see a mix of old history city/towns, and really outdoorsy beautiful scenery, and quaint towns... I'm not going to be partying, and it's just going to be me travelling, mostly by train, except in Slovenia when I plan to hire a car.
So far my plan goes:
Land in Krakow, see Krakow, Auchwitz, and the Tatra mountains before heading to Warsaw for a couple of days then getting a train to the Czech republic.
I'll do Prague for a couple of days, go to Tabor, Cesky Krumlov and Telc, see Kutna Hora and then take a train to Ljubljana.
I'll spend a couple of days in LJ, get my car and go see the caves, and visit Lipica, drive up to Bovec, do some stuff there, drive to Bled & Bohinj, spend a couple of days there, head back to LJ to get a train to Venice.
Arrive in Venice in the morning, explore there and get a plane to Paris (originally was only going to Venice as it was a cheap way for me to get to Paris.). From Paris, seeing Strasbourg, the Somme, and the Lore valley..
Now what I'm not sure about is that I looked at the time I had left (to spend in Paris), and it's about 8 days. That seems a lot more time that I originally intended... so there's a couple of options.. I could stick with that, and just take my time with France and spend a couple of days less in Paris, and those couple of days elsewhere..
Or I could fly from Venice into London, spend a day or two in London (I know it's not much time) then get the train to France...
OR
I could head to France, go down to Bordeaux (I have a friend who lives there) and maybe look at getting a train to Barcelona.
There's something about Spain that intrigues me, and I don't know what it is. I keep coming back to wanting to go there but I"m not sure why, or how I can fit it in.

I'm happy to spend 4 days in Paris, so that gives me at least 3 days to play around with somewhere else (taking into account travel times, etc, though I'd be planning to travel overnight...)

I just keep coming in circles. Every time I think I've got a plan worked out, I get interested in somewhere else, or wonder if I could do something different...

What are your opinions??
Should I leave London and Barcelona to my next trip?

13 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement